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Reflections on the Daily Readings
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January 6th, 2014
by
Eric Lomas
Bio | Email: EricLomas@creighton.edu

“Beloved, do not trust every spirit
but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
            - 1 John 4:16

It is fitting that the Monday after the Epiphany is a reinforcement of acknowledging the reincarnate Jesus and believing in God’s Spirit being reincarnate within his flesh. As Christians we celebrate the Magi’s recognition of Christ being born into the world and their subsequent humility in the face of that glory. I think it is important to not only believe that Jesus Christ was a living, breathing human being about 2000 years ago and that he was in fact God incarnate as man (a belief that is very central for us), but to also believe in Christ’s continuing presence in our world today through our own hands and ministrations. The Spirit of God that was made so real and tangible for us in the person of Jesus is not lost now that he is no longer physically with us. That Spirit lives and moves in each of us as people who are capable of doing great things. The world is so wonderful and terrible because of the possibilities it is ripe with. However, when we walk with that Spirit and hold to Christ, each moment presents us with the capability for bringing joy into the world, a deep lasting joy that can make this world a better place.
 
This is a Spirit accessible to all peoples who abide by love in their hearts and seek goodness for the world. All men, women, children, poor, rich, lame, healthy, and all those others in between can acknowledge the Spirit of God and the legacy of Christ by loving and bringing joy.

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